September 30, 2021

Sales Closing Date & Purchase / Cancellation / Transfer / Change Date

Winter Wheat

November 5, 2021

Harvest Price Announced

Corn & Soybeans

November 14, 2021

Production History Due Date

Winter Wheat, & Winter Wheat & Spring Wheat on Same Policy

November 15, 2021

Acreage Report Deadline

Winter Wheat

Trigger Yield Calculator

Trigger yields assist producers with crop insurance and risk management decisions. Understanding what will trigger loss payments is an important part of choosing the correct level of crop insurance coverage.

The results provided by this tool are for estimation purposes only; actual loss triggers may vary. Contact your Farm Credit Services of America insurance officer for more information.

Crop Insurance Podcasts

Members of our experienced crop insurance team discuss how crop insurance and marketing goals can work together to provide the best financial return. Listen to our audio programs to learn more.



Moisture adjustment is applied prior to applying any qualifying quality adjustment factors such as test weight, kernel damage, etc.

With the Revenue Protection plan, a price guarantee is set in both the spring (Projected) and fall (Harvest). Your final Revenue Guarantee is based on the higher of the spring or fall price. See how prices change from the time they are set before planting until harvest with our price history chart.

Projected Corn Price History
Year Price
'11 6.01
'12 5.68
'13 5.65
'14 4.62
'15 4.15
'16 3.86
'17 3.96
'18 3.96
'19 4.00
'20 3.88
Harvested Corn Price History
Year Price
'11 6.32
'12 7.50
'13 4.39
'14 3.49
'15 3.83
'16 3.49
'17 3.49
'18 3.68
'19 3.90
'20 3.99
Projected Soybean Price History
Year Price
'11 13.49
'12 12.55
'13 12.87
'14 11.36
'15 9.73
'16 8.85
'17 10.19
'18 10.16
'19 9.54
'20 9.17
Harvested Soybean Price History
Year Price
'11 12.14
'12 15.39
'13 12.87
'14 9.65
'15 8.91
'16 9.75
'17 9.75
'18 8.60
'19 9.25
'20 10.55
Projected Winter Wheat Price History
Year Price
'11 7.15
'12 8.70
'13 8.79
'14 7.11
'15 6.41
'16 5.34
'17 4.74
'18 5.06
'19 5.84
'20 4.35
Harvested Winter Wheat Price History
Year Price
'11 7.57
'12 8.70
'13 6.99
'14 6.43
'15 5.43
'16 4.15
'17 5.06
'18 5.14
'19 4.40
'20 4.44

Calculation Periods

Find the commodity exchange price calculation periods for various crops.



  • Commodity Exchange: Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)
  • Contract Month: December
  • Projected Price: February average daily settlement price
  • Harvest Price: October average daily settlement price


  • Commodity Exchange: CBOT
  • Contract Month: November
  • Projected Price: February average daily settlement price
  • Harvest Price: October average daily settlement price


Find common abbreviations and acronyms used to describe crop insurance plans and details.
  • Abbrev. Term
  • AF Annual Forage
  • AIP Approved Insurance Provider
  • APH Actual Production History
  • APHTH Actual Production History Transfer History
  • AR Acreage Report
  • ARD Acreage Reporting Date
  • ARPI Area Risk Protection Insurance
  • BFR Beginning Farmer and Rancher
  • BP Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions
  • BU Basic Unit

Crop Insurance Information

Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program-Plus

The Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program-Plus (WHIP+) program expands on the original WHIP program by adding excess moisture and drought to the covered perils and sugar beets to covered crops.

Producers who experienced natural disasters in 2018 or 2019 may qualify for disaster aid under the WHIP+ program, which includes:

  • Hurricanes Michael, Florence, and Dorian
  • Floods and excess moisture
  • Snowstorms
  • Tornadoes
  • Typhoons
  • Volcanic activity
  • Wildfires
  • Drought of D3 or higher severity in all or part of their county
  • Related conditions
  • Quality issues

Listen to our podcast to learn more about the WHIP+ program, including requirements, eligibility, payment structure and how to apply.


Crops, perennial trees, bushes and vines, maple tap, honeybees; recently added, sugar beets.

Includes those for which federal crop insurance, Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) or Tree Assistance Program is available.

Livestock, as well as crops intended for grazing are not covered.


Conservation compliance is required.

Payment limitation is $125,000 per person or legal entity for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 crop years combined if their average adjusted gross farm income is less than 75% of average adjusted gross income (AGI) for 2015, 2016 and 2017.

For persons or entities who derive at least 75% AGI income from farming, ranching or forestry, the payment limit is $250,000 for each of the crop years, with an overall payment limitation of $500,000 for the three crop years combined.

Producers receiving assistance through WHIP+ must buy crop insurance or NAP at the 60% level or higher on the crop paid under WHIP+ for the first two available consecutive crop years after the applicable crop year, but no later than 2022 and 2023. This does not apply to trees insured under an RMA tree policy.


WHIP payment =
expected value of the crop x
WHIP factor* –
actual value of the crop harvested x
payment factor** –
NAP payment or crop insurance indemnity

*70%-95%; see table below
**payment factor varies by state and commodity and reflects lower costs due to prevent plant or non-harvest

Coverage Level WHIP+ Factor
Uninsured 70%
CAT/NAP Basic 50/55 75%
50% - <55% 77.5%
55% - <60% 80%
60% - <65% 82.5%
65% - <70% 85%
70% - <75% 87.5%
75% - <80% 92.5%
≥80% 95%


Eligible counties can be found at Losses in a nondesignated county may be eligible if properly documented.

Apply at your local Farm Service Agency. Documentation needed to file includes FSA-894 (WHIP+ application), Notice of Loss, Acreage Report or 578 form.

If you have questions call 800-844-FARM or contact your local Farm Credit Services of America insurance team.


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This change does not change what is considered an approved cover crop.

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Painfully Slow Crop Progress

With planting finally ended, producers now face a waiting game, with crop progress well behind normal and weather not entirely cooperating.

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